Thursday, September 15, 2016
Leni Robredo STILL on campaign trail rather than doing her job
Check out the latest on Leni Robredo from the Inquirer.
The photo in this article really captures the pretense—the lightened skin, the colored hair, the snooki from jersey shore makeup, the exaggerated dress for the exaggerated oath taking that tried to mimic the president’s inaugural ….. Gina Lopez stepped out of her elite class when she joined government and aligned herself with the common people. Middle-class Robredo on the other hand turned into an aspiring socialite. Shows you the difference in character between these two.
Now Robredo is going all over the country giving speeches and visiting poor communities like she is still campaigning for election. While the other Cabinet secretaries are busy doing their jobs, she just travels around on the taxpayers’ dime, promoting herself and pointing out what’s wrong with what everybody else is doing—lack of drug rehab centers, supposed human rights violations of the police, neglect of Mary Jane Veloso, slow progress in Yolanda house construction—but she herself has accomplished nothing.
She engages in backhanded attacks against President Duterte, then turns around and does her pabebe routine to ingratiate herself to him. He’s been humoring her, but since he made that comment about the yellows plotting to oust him, Robredo has been scrambling to deny she’s involved in any plot.
Why doesn’t she just resign from Duterte’s cabinet and become full-on opposition? She can’t afford it. She needs to keep associating herself with President Duterte because she lacks legitimacy. This is the same reason why she and her party tried so hard (and failed) to have a joint proclamation and joint inauguration with Duterte, and then clamored for him to give her a Cabinet post. They LP need Duterte to keep acknowledging Robredo’s existence to take the stench of election fraud off her.
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